With roots in antiquity (paintings of fruits and vases adorned the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs), the still life has had waves of popularity throughout the ages. We love these contemporary takes on the subject matter, especially Irving Penn’s nod to the late 16th century Dutch vanitas paintings with his subtle addition of a fly on a lemon, symbolizing life’s impermanence.
Since 1972, Artists Space has successfully contributed to changing the institutional and economic landscape for contemporary art in New York City - lending support to emerging ideas and emerging artists alike.
40 years after its founding, Artists Space remains committed to using its resources to enable artists to critically challenge the status quo. Limited Editions are an important source of support for the organization, and specifically of its four core programs, each of which is intended to provide artists with a combination of tangible resources and opportunities for artistic and intellectual growth: the exhibitions program at Artists Space : Exhibitions; The Irving Sandler Artists File, an online registry of the work of over 14,000 international artists; Expanded Art Ideas, an arts in education program providing at-risk youth with access to arts education at New York City public schools; and Artists Space : Books & Talks, a new neighboring second venue dedicated to artistic debate and knowledge production.
The Queen has been given a collection of 97 original works of art by members of the Royal Academy including David Hockney and Tracey Emin as a Diamond Jubilee gift.
Fortunately the monarch, who celebrated 60 years on the throne in June, has given the collection of Jubilee-inspired prints, drawings, photographs and works in oil, watercolour and mixed media, to the Royal Collection on behalf of the nation, who will display them at the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham palace next autumn. [Read more on Mail Online]